Block: Slops Or Chops

Slops Or Chops

Bass Lesson Block

The word 'chops' is musical slang for a person's technical facility on an instrument. In this lesson block I'm going to give you some exercises to address some common technical issues and start building your chops.Technique isn't everything. In fact, it's nothing if you have nothing to express. But, a writer needs to keep his or her pencils sharp for when there's something to say.

Open-String Muting

Keeping open strings quiet is a challenge. These exercises help you get those open strings under control.

The Flying Fingers Problem

Keeping your fingers close to the strings is a struggle for most people. Let's fix it!

Beginning Melodic Sequences

A great way to build facility is by practicing repeated patterns through scales and chords.

Block: Slops Or Chops